The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun while addressing newsmen ahead of the 22nd Convocation Ceremony of the university stated that having first class in the university does not come easily.
According to him, the assessment process of the university is thorough, hence first class are only awarded to individuals that met the requirements irrespective of the number of the graduating class.
He mentioned that from all indications the students of the university are qualified in character and learning and can compete on the global scale because the universoty has succeeded in offering world class training and deepening career progression.
About 26,637 students of the university will be graduating during the Convocation ceremony.
Of the total number of 26,637 students, (full time and part time), 26 had first class grade; 1,084 made second class upper division; 17,323 had second class lower division; 2,940 secured third class status; while 108 had ordinary pass. The diploma programme had a total of 201 students, while 4,955 will be graduating from the postgraduate school.
The convocation ceremonies, which will run for eight days would have the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed deliver the convocation lecture, on Tuesday, May 22, under the chairmanship of the former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo.